The termination notice must be in writing, signed by the landlord/agent and set out:
- The premises concerned
- The day by which the landlord/agent wants vacant possession of the premises
- The grounds (if any) for the notice.
The notice must be properly ‘served’ to you in person, by post, by fax, or hand-delivered in an addressed envelope to a mailbox at your residential or business address.
If there is a mistake in the notice or it is not served properly, you can argue in the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal that it is invalid and the landlord’s application should be dismissed. However, the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal has discretion to overlook defects in the notice or how it was served.
Withdrawal of termination notice
You may withdraw a termination notice at any time with the landlord’s consent. You may give a further notice on the same or another ground however.